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Scientists search for cause of hepatitis cases in children

BMJ 2022; 377 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.o982 (Published 14 April 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;377:o982

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Look for Non Biological Causes as well. Re: Scientists search for cause of hepatitis cases in children

Dear Editor,

Once upon a time cooking in copper utensils was an important cause of childhood cirrhosis.
Now there are abundant environmental toxins that can cause damage to various tissues as well as genes and chromosomes.
Diligent search also should be done for environmental toxins as causes for Hepatitis in Children.

Arvind Joshi,
MBBS MD FCGP FAMS.

Competing interests: No competing interests

14 April 2022
Arvind Joshi
Founder Convener and President Our Own Discussion Group, Consultant Physician.
Our Own Discussion Group, Mumbai PIN 400028; Consultant Physician at Ruchi Diagnostic Center and Ruchi Clinical Laboratory Kharghar PIN 410210; Maharashtra State INDIA.
Mumbai PIN 400028 & Kharghar PIN 410210, Maharashtra State INDIA.